a) Find the current through the battery and each resistor inthe circuit shown.
b) What is the equivalent resistance of the resistornetwork?
The Attempt at a Solution
I have one BIG doubt. The answer says that (whatever the number is), there is a current through R1. We were told in class that a current would prefer a clean path. Since there is a nice wire at the top, shouldn't this avoid any current to pass through R1??? ... Thanks for helping